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cell biologist

29th October 2015

3M United Kingdon PLC

Technical Centre

Ratcliffe Road




Dear Mr Stephens,

I am writing to register my interest in the position at 3M for the position as part of the product development team. I was directed towards your advertisement by the university placement team.

I am currently a student of chemical engineering at the University of Huddersfield in my second year, now seeking a placement opportunity to further my experience in the industry and apply what I have learned to real life situations. My interest in the chemical industry has developed from starting my advanced apprenticeship in process operations. After that I worked as a chemical plant operator were I learned the importance of precision, communication and safety. As an operator I found that I wanted to learn more about the industry and to greater understand the units I was working on, this is what finally led me to the university.

The main site I worked on Bluestar Fibres was a top tier COMAH carbon fibre manufacturer. I had the chance to work on polymerization reactors, Heat exchangers, evaporation units and much more. This experience along with the theoretical knowledge and the experience I have gained during my time at university have made me confident that during my placement year I will be a valuable part of the team and have a lot to contribute to the site.

The position advertised as a member of the Product Development team stands out against other placements to me because of how different it is to what I have done before. I have experience working on an industrial scale controlling temperatures and testing of products and intermediates however I am yet to use what I have learned at university in such a way. The advantage of this is I understand what is expected on a large scale with regards to working within standards and regulations and I also have a keen interest in the development of a product and the process of up scaling a new technology.

I am very excited to have found a position for which I am as interested in as the one at your company, Thank you for taking the time to read this and please do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything else you would like to know.


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